This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of August 17 - August 24

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Join us this Sunday for Our Voices Together: Rally with Callie.

Callie Nickles, Ministry Summer Intern, preaches. Her sermon title is “What’s Your Walk?”

The scriptures are 1 Kings 3:3-14 and Ephesians 5:15-20.

Sunday's Schedule

. 8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Our Voices Together: Rally with Callie in the Davis Family Hall

(Everyone gather for light breakfast, music, art, trivia, and more. Adults dismissed to Sunday School classes at 10:10am.)

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - The Sunday Club



11:00am - Highlanders & Middlessence Luncheon with special musical guests Surprise Package Quartet in the Davis Family Hall


5:30-6:15pm - Dinner & Fellowship in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Pecan Tilapia (Baked Chicken available), Long Grain & Wild Rice, Broccoli, Salad Bar, Garlic Toast & Dessert

6:15-7:15pm - Let's Talk in the Parlor

- Samford A Cappella Choir in the Sanctuary - Enjoy music from Dr. Philip Copeland’s award-winning choir from Samford University


SUMMER GIVING - Now that summer is upon us and activities galore vie for our attention, please keep the South Highland family in mind.Please consider keeping up your pledge by mailing it to P.O. Box 55933, Birmingham, AL 35255 or submit online. Thank you so much in advance for your ongoing support of South Highland.

2018 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY – New directories will be on sale Sundays and Wednesdays through the end of August in the Reception area. A complete binder will cost $4.00 while inserts only for a binder you already have will cost $1.00. You can always find the directory (updated monthly) online.

GLOBAL WITNESS GO GO GO OPPORTUNITIES! A SHPC group recently visited Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) to explore ways to revive an annual SHPC short-term, inter-generational, international mission trip. SIFAT offers 3 trips this year to Quito, Ecuador that one or two South Highlanders may join. They could be our advance party to evaluate a future SHPC team trip. The SHPC Global Witness Offering budget includes funds to help defray the cost of participating in a mission trip approved by the Global Witness Team. 2018 Short-term mission trips to Ecuador are

October 13-21, this trip is for a medical team. The team will travel with Tom Corson, SIFAT Executive Director, and Peggy Walker, trip coordinator. If you are interested, please contact Eleanor Wright, 205-200-7955.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - Calling all South Highland Women! It’s almost time for Circles to begin! This is a wonderful way to nurture your faith through Bible study and the fellowship of some AMAZING women here at SHPC! Sign up sheets for the monthly Circle meetings will be in the Reception area. We have Circles that meet in the morning, at lunch, and in the evening, and we will help set up new ones that are convenient for your schedules. And don’t forget - Southminster Presbyterian hosts a Fall Gathering on Saturday, August 25. Rev. Debbie Feagin presents an overview of this year’s study: “God’s Promises – I Am With You Always.” Registration and light brunch 9:00 – 10:00am. We need a head count for the gather. If you have questions about circles or plan to go to the August 25th event, contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417. Come join us!

BRING YOUR DONATIONS FOR THE FREE-FOR-Y’ALL – Time to bring your donations for our big event on September 30th. We need clothing, accessories, personal care items and more! Bring your donated items to Upper Room Classroom (G15).

FEED MY SHEEP – Help stock our pantry to make food bags for those in need by bringing cereal and saltines on Sunday, August 26th.

SAVE THE WEEKEND ~ OCTOBER 27 & 28 for our 130th Anniversary Celebration, Church Retreat, and Stewardship Sunday.

HOLIDAY MARKET - Please register for our Holiday Market Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10! We need help with publicity, food preparation, hosting, etc. We want to make this a success! Contact Katya at or at 205-873-0039 with any questions!!


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Preston Watts and the entire family at the death of his mother Linda Preston Chamberlain on August 10.

HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to the family and friends at the death of Hope Williams on August 10.


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, please email Martha Foster at or call/text at (205) 915-0279.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 4 hours a day, once or twice a month? The church office is in need of smiling faces to help greet people coming into the church and answering the telephone. If you would like an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, please call Brenda Keith at 205-933-0790 or email at to volunteer.

SHOP NEEDS YOU - SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact Jim Foster at 205-706-4343.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

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